The Carpentries training program aims to improve data literacy and reproducible science. IMCI sponsors the University of Idaho as a member in the organization.

Four workshops will be offered this fall for upper-level undergraduate students, new graduate students and anyone else interested in good-practices in data management and analysis.

STUDENTS wishing to take the workshops for credit need to register via the UI course schedule for BCB 503 03, CRN 44931. U of I registration deadlines apply.

ALL PARTICIPANTS, regardless of academic credit, must register with IMCI to attend. Space is limited. A limited number of in person seats will be offered. An online option may also be available. IMCI registration will close one week prior to the workshop.

Carpentries: Genomics in Unix and R (1 cr)

Instructors: James Van Leuven (I)

April 9-18, T/Th, 2-5:30pm

Course Title: Data Carpentries: Data Wrangling and Processing for Genomics

Course Description Data Carpentries aims to teach researchers basic concepts, skills, and tools for working with data so that they can get more done in less time, and with less pain. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including best practices for organization of bioinformatics projects and data, use of command-line utilities, use of command-line tools (shell and R) to analyze sequence quality and perform variant calling, connecting to and using cloud (AWS) computing, and visualizing genomic data. The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers, but is open to all. While the course is designed for learners that have no prior experience with the tools covered in the workshop, some familiarity with biological concepts (DNA, mutation, population variation) will be helpful. Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on.


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April 18